Monday, May 2, 2011

Rand Paul Releases Statement On Bin Laden's Death

Upon news reports of the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden this evening, Sen. Rand Paul issued the following statement:

I commend our troops, the intelligence community, and the military leaders involved in both the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama for their perseverance and courage in pursuit of this most grievous enemy of the United States of America.


  1. Gross. He is definitely not his father.

  2. Ugh. I've been trying to get a read on this guy for a while. Cato-ite beltway "libertarian" it is then.

  3. "this most grievous enemy of the United States of America"

    Most grievous, he claims. What a plastic senator. Or so it appears at first.

    On the other hand, maybe the statement was written for him and handed to one of his staffers with a stern smile that meant, "publish this. It'll be good for Senator Paul's career. Senator Paul wants to have a nice, long, safe career."

    If so, then he would be a silly putty senator, instead. Silly putty picks up whatever colors and faces from the funny pages that you care to make it pick up. All it needs is a little pressure, and it bounces, too!

    So is it Sen. Plastic or Sen. Silly Putty? I don't know, but I suspect the former more than the latter.

  4. I don't know about the perseverance of the said parties involved or their attentiveness to this particular objective, but at least it supposedly got done. It only took over 9 and a half years.

    But it's strange to have the burial at sea and DNA verification results within 24 hours? I'm a bit skeptical.

  5. Statist through and sad. But what do we expect from someone who believes the political process is the way to change the political process?

  6. I guess unlike his father, Rand never read Rothbard or Spooner.

  7. Ewwww.

    Well the cat's out of the bag on "Project Paul."

  8. Why do people insist on comparing EVERYONE to Ron Paul?

    I admire Ron Paul just as much as the next guy, but no two people are alike, not even when they share the same blood.

    Give the guy a break. He is happy that a lunatic terrorist is dead. Regardless of what you think about the entire situation, whether is was all a ruse, or legitimate, there is nothing in what Rand said that should alarm anyone.

    Just because I am my fathers son does not mean I am like him. We are similar, share many of the same opinions and outlooks on life, but are also VERY different in many ways and he would be the first to say so.

    FWIW, Michael Scheuer, (who btw Ron Paul looks to on many foreign policy issues and used to be the head of the UBL unit for the CIA) even stated that the whole operation was successful and real. I do not know who else could possibly be more legitimate on this issue than Michael.